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Stop vicious Zionist journalist Melanie Phillips from winning UK weblog awards

Miriam | 12.01.2009 14:56 | Palestine | Birmingham | World

Internet media activists will probably be aware that the UK Weblog Award is in danger of being won by Melanie Phillips of the Daily Mail who has said that the women and children of Palestine 'are especially good' at throwing themselves in front of incoming Israeli weaponry/firepower.

Please help support the boycott of Phillips/Israel by ensuring that she does not win this award.

The suffering people of Gaza and Palestine could only be furhter insulted and hurt to think that a majority of voters in the UK Weblog awards had voted for the vicious Zionist journalist Melanie Phillips who will crow loudly in the mainstream media over their suffering and exploit her victory to reinforce the zionist murder rampage at every opportunity - if she is allowed to win.

The voting for the award ends tomorrow, Tuesday at 10.00pm. Votes may be submitted once ever 24 hours from the same computer. (Weird, I know, but all the finalists are governed by the same rule so its a sort of democracy.)

The Weblog with the best chance of winning and which is neck and neck with Phillips for the award is the arts and culture website 'Created in Birmingham' - a decent and community orientated blog for Brummies.

I am asking all Indymedia people to network ferociously over the next day and a half to ensure that as many people as possible vote against Phillips.

Help prevent this insult to the people of Gaza. Stop Phillips.

[strong]Link to voting page[/strong] (it's very easy and you should be able to vote twice between now [14.45 Mon 12th Jan] and 10.00pm tomorrow.)

(NB, I've had a lot difficulty getting on there today but I'm told that it is slow but working - please keep trying).

ALSO! Please can you put the word out among the Indymedia community in UK and worldwide? Anyone can vote. Phillips has been bragging about the possibility of winning on her blog - please send this message of support to the people of Gaza. Vote here ( and rember to vote for the 'Created in Birmingham' blog which is the only one that stands a chance of defeating Phillips and is itself a very worthwile and deserving blog:

If you are having any doubts about this, Phillips most recent spewings in the Spectator should help you decide:

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Site is not responding

12.01.2009 16:54

II can get to the homepage, but the 2008 page fails every time!


Keep trying

12.01.2009 19:37

I had problems earlier through but eventually was able to vote - suspect there is a last minute push for both of the leading weblogs (createdinbirmingham and Melanie Phillips). As mentioned above, voting doesnt close until 10pm tomorrow so there is still every thing to play for.


don't go there from indymedia

12.01.2009 22:04

it's very possible that they may be blocking access to those clearly coming from "encouraging sites" like this one. suggest you copy that link, then go to to some neutral site like google and then paste the link into your address bar and get to it that way via google.


Got there eventually

12.01.2009 22:32

38% vs 33% in the correct favour!! at the mo.............. keep voting! Different machines tomorrow!!


Thanks for tip Dave

13.01.2009 01:05

In fact whenever I try to post to this site my protection software tells me I shouldnt do it and I have to override it. So Im sure there is all sorts of funny stuff going on.

We need to get the whole Indymedia community onto this - it will be a horrible thing if she succeeds. Here's a really telling pice published in the Jewish Chronicle a while ago by the journalist Jonathan Freedland, himself Jewish, in which he warns people about Phillips. The article is entitled 'The Danger of Melanie Phillips' and needs to be circulated far and wide.

Escerpt and link to full article :

"But it was a sentence in Melanie’s January JC column that really got me going. “Individual Palestinians may deserve compassion,” she wrote, “but their cause amounts to Holocaust denial as a national project.” Read that line again. I have, along with the entire piece that preceded it. Think about what it means: that the Palestinian urge for national self-determination — their desire to have what we Jews yearned for so long, a homeland of our own where we might govern ourselves — is nothing more than a collective plot to deny Jewish suffering. So those Palestinians living under curfew and hemmed in by checkpoints aren’t angry about this hardship or desperate to throw off a 40-year occupation. No. Their shared desire, their national project, is to join David Irving in pretending that Hitler did not murder six million Jews. Of course, it follows that such people — a nation of neo-Nazis — deserve nothing, let alone a state of their own."

The full article here - Freedland makes a good job of exposing her for what she is. NB she is wheeled out by all the major UK media outlets routinely - 'the moral maze, Richard & Judy - whoever and whenever basically'. She has a high profile and if she wins this award it will be a monumental offence to the people of Gaza and Palestine. "

NB - voting ends at 10.00pm tomorrow - there is obviously a lot of activity on the ukweblog award website and it is still slow to respond but Created in Birmingham still in the lead but touch and go given the potential numbers of internet voters that could be wheeled out between now and 10.00pm tomorrow.


Site working

13.01.2009 09:53

more votes needed!!!!!


Looks like voting is done

13.01.2009 22:06

Created in Birmingham - 40.1%

The dumb one Phillips - 34.1%

I hereby declare her loser!

You could always tell her